Gina Prince-Bythewood, Love & Basketball, 2000 (still); photo: courtesy Photofest

Film

Love & Basketball

Part of Modern Cinema: Black Powers

Sunday, July 29, 2018

3:30 p.m.

Introduced by Cornelius Moore

Prince-Bythewood’s romantic drama centers on the friendship, rivalry, and love between two youngsters from Baldwin Hills, an affluent Black neighborhood of Los Angeles, who share an unquenchable passion for basketball….The film is so suave, graceful, and technically accomplished that it’s hard to believe it’s a first-effort feature.

— Emanuel Levy, Variety

Cornelius Moore is a curator of films from the Black World and co-director of the distribution and production company, California Newsreel.


Film Details

Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2000
Running time: 124 min
Format: 35 mm
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Screenwriter: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Producers: Spike Lee and Sam Kitt
Cinematographer: Reynaldo Villalobos
Editor: Terilyn A. Shropshire
Source: Swank


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Community support for Black Powers: Reframing Hollywood is provided by the Museum of the African Diaspora.

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